Get email alerts Get Celiac.com E-mail Alerts  




Celiac.com Sponsor:
Celiac.com Sponsor:




Ads by Google:






   Get email alerts  Subscribe to FREE Celiac.com email alerts

Healing Leaky Gut
0

3 posts in this topic

I got my tests back that show I'm gluten intolerent and I haven't had gluten since my DX on the 4th. My head is feeling clearer and I'm feeling better overall but I still have a lot of questions. I know is should do further testing for Celiac but for now, I think I'll stick with my gluten free diet because I don't want to go back on it for an endoscopy. I also had a food intolerence test that picked up a lot of things I eat all the time. The only +2 I had were gluten, soy and beef. I had many +1 and very low. I had cut everything out since the 4th and recently started eating some on my +1 and VL like eggs, almonds, peanut butter and shrimp. I am kind of at a loss on what to do to help my healing. I am having regular bowel movements but they are still floating and a lot of the time are still bulky. Is the floating BM a sign of celiac rather than an intolerence? I know that it does point to a malabsorption of nutrients. I went to a chiropractor to DX my intolerence but my insurance benefits are very good for chiropractic care so I went to see my normal doctor yesterday with my test results and I think I knew more about celiac and gluten intolerence than he did! He said my test was the first positive he's seen and that I probably don't have celiac because I don't have diarrhea and weight loss and that for an ednoscopy, I need to go back on gluten for three months. So he won't be much help. I was hoping I could get some advice on how to heal further. I have been taking aloe juice and slippery elm. Any other helpful supplements? Not eating gluten but I've had a few of my foods I react to and maybe that's really bad.

Any advice or insight would be greatly appreciated!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Ads by Google:

I've heard from different sources that L-Glutamine powder is good for healing leaky gut. It's a loose powder you mix into liquid and it's supposed to get into those loose cell connections in the gut and help them tighten back up again. It's tasteless and suspends easily rather than clumping as some powders can. I drink it in plain water. I just started on it so I don't know what the results will be. I haven't noticd any ill effects and I'm very sensitive.

 

I started on the gluten free diet before getting tested for celiac so I will never know for sure if I have celiac or gluten intolerance. My opinion is that since the treatment is the same I don't need to know. I do know that what I have has been serious so I will be super vigilent about taking excellent care of myself in every way regardless. I have read that going back on gluten to get tested again has made people very sick. I think the symptoms increase going back on gluten after being off it. Others who have been through that can give more info. I do know there are other types of tests available, someone with knowledge about those can fill you in on that.

 

It's very common to become sensitive to many foods while healing from the gluten, so that's normal. It takes time for the body to adjust. Being patient and keeping stress minimal is important. Lots of sleep helps me tremendously. It does take time, how much is different for everyone. Just know that you will get better as you identify what works and doesn't work for you. It's hard sometimes but so worth it. I'm still healing but have improved in many ways. Keep going and be patient with yourself and try to stay positive - it will pay off!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thank you for your reply! I do have some glutamine at home and I will start taking it.

I have another question if anyone can help me with it. I had a bunch of foods come up on my intolerance test. I am assuming this is because of a leaky guy caused by the gluten intolerence. They were foods I eat commonly, chicken, eggs, almonds, peanuts, beef, tuna, celery, all dairy and many more. So it left me with few protein sources and I have been eating a lot of pork, turkey, a little salmon, bison and lamb. I was told I should avoid all of the foods for three months. Of course when I was at the doctor, it was all too much to take in to think of any questions. But I'm wondering if I would be better to have a more rotation diet, eating the foods I reacted to but sparingly. I just feel like I might be eating too much of the other foods and might start reacting to them. Most of the foods were VL or +1. I had +2 for beef, soy and gluten, no +3. Would I be able to rotate the VL and +1? Or should I go back to avoiding them all together for three months?

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
0

  • Forum Statistics

    • Total Topics
      103,902
    • Total Posts
      919,563
  • Topics

  • Posts

    • Gluten does WHAT to the brain?
      I'm ok, just a little tired right now.  Lots of stress getting elderly parents and in-laws taken care of. My thyroid took a dip low (no surprise there) so I had to increase dose by a quarter grain. Overall, I am not dragging all day but waking up and getting going in the morning is slowwwwwwwww.  I'm sure you understand that! Yeah........Barty.  I thought of her for DAYS on end and it just saddens me to no end that such good people are the ones being taken.  Sometimes life is just so unfair. We all know that but there are times when it really hits you in the gut. There are times I think they are the lucky ones with the way the world is going these days. This terrorism plague is unnerving and I am really getting mad about it. Dear God, please stop this shyte!  I also miss nvsmom and others who have not been heard from. I hope she is feeling better and is just busy with life.  I got glutened on vacation about 6 years ago on the first day in Liverpool.  Jeez, was I sick!  I know how you feel but take heart........that was the last time I was bagged on vacation.  The longer you are gluten free and heal, the faster you recover from hits. You also get very good at not being glutened. It has been almost 2 years since it happened to me last so after 11 years gluten-free, I think I am doing well with that. I still have a little work to do with the vitamin D levels but I work so seeing much sun isn't happening.  My levels have doubled but they are still under 50. This whole Celiac thing is a part time job!
    • Test Results
      Hang in there SLLRUNNER...it is hard and frustrating.  Good job getting that appointment moved up.  I've done too...I've called daily looking for cancellations.  I can also remember counting down the days until my appointment.  ((((Hugs)))) and please let us know how it goes.
    • So I've been glutened....
      Miso soup has gluten in it, doesn't it? =/ I know that I've been avoiding it, which is a big shame because I adore miso!
    • Kissing and gluten
      Hi guys. I know this is a topic that has come up before, but I'd appreciate a little bit of advice. I've been 'courting' a guy for the past few months; nothing has happened yet but we have a proper date in a few weeks which is likely to lead to kissing. He didn't even know what a ceoliac was until a few days ago; I don't think he'd caught the hints that I'd been dropping beforehand. English isn't his first language - he's east Asian. Anyway, I've heard about being potentially glutened via a kiss. How do I broach this? I don't want to scare him off or make him think that I'm a lot of hard work; I know, I know, he's going to have to accept me as I am, etc. but for someone new to the entire thing, it is likely overwhelming. It would be for me if I'd never heard of it! Do I laughingly bring it up beforehand? We aren't going for food so if he isn't eating, just having a cup of tea, will I still need to be careful? If this seems safe, do I just let him kiss me and then bring up afterwards that any future kisses after food will have different precautions?  It all feels so clinical! He's a lovely guy so I do think he'll be understanding, but if anyone has any advice of first hand experience on how to approach the topic without it being a weird moment, that would be great.  
    • gluten-free...how long til I feel better?
      Hi there.  I had been sick for over a year and decided to try and go off gluten within 4 weeks i started to feel better than i had for so long! But my problem is now i test negative for celiac because i have no gluten in my body. I have been told to go back on gluten so it can be determined if i have it or not but im not willing to go back to feeling that sick again!
  • Upcoming Events

  • Blog Entries

  • Recent Status Updates

    • Jmg  »  admin

      Hello Admin!
      I don't know whether this is of interest to post on your articles feed:
      http://pratt.duke.edu/about/news/window-guts-brain
      Kind Regards,
      Matt
      · 2 replies
    • celiac sharon  »  cyclinglady

      Hello cycling lady, have you noticed my picture is showing up as you?  Have no idea why but it's rather disconcerting to see my picture and your words 😉  Do you know how to fix it?  You seem to have far more experience with this board than I do
      · 1 reply
    • Larry Gessner  »  cyclinglady

      Hi There, I don't know if there is a place for videos in the forum. I just watched "The Truth About Gluten" I think it is a good video. I would like to share it somewhere but don't know where it should go. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
      Here is the link if you have never watched it.
      https://youtu.be/IU6jVEwpjnE Thank You,
      Larry
      · 2 replies
  • Who's Online (See full list)

  • Member Statistics

    • Total Members
      60,948
    • Most Online
      1,763

    Newest Member
    VER
    Joined